Port/package install preview

daniele glimp at live.com
Fri Mar 5 16:32:20 UTC 2010

On 03/05/10 17:14, Anselm Strauss wrote:
> That gives me some static information on the ports requirements. But I
> would like a preview of what rests to be done. Some ports have a lot of
> dependencies, most of them are already installed. Can ports also
> incorporate the current state of installed packages?
> On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 5:01 PM, daniele <glimp at live.com
> <mailto:glimp at live.com>> wrote:
>     On 03/05/10 16:43, Anselm Strauss wrote:
>         Hi,
>         is it possible to do a real preview with portupgrade? I want to
>         see all
>         ports that would be installed/upgraded when installing a
>         particular port.
>         The --noexecute option doesn't really show me a lot. How would
>         this be done
>         with packages? pkg_add would have to download all packges first
>         to be able
>         to calculate all dependencies, or can it operate on an index file?
>         Anselm
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>     Hello !
>     Take a look at the 'ports' manpage and you will find a mean on how
>     to get useful information on the ports collection (configuring
>     building discover dependencies etc..) :
>     http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=ports&apropos=0&sektion=0&manpath=FreeBSD+8.0-RELEASE&format=html
>     <http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=ports&apropos=0&sektion=0&manpath=FreeBSD+8.0-RELEASE&format=html>
>     Examples
>     *     fetch-list
>                     Show list of files to be fetched in order to build
>     the port.
>     *     run-depends-list, build-depends-list
>                           Print a list of all the compile and run
>     dependencies, and dependencies of those dependencies, by port directory.
>     etc...
>     d
Well, I don't know if there's already some pre-packaged tool to retrieve 
the information you need.
In the worst case,  I suppose one should set up a script that makes use 
of that "static information" + the information provided by pkg_info to 
reach the goal... but that's just a guess


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